Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ridiculously easy pork roast

It would seem that I'm on a bit of a pork parade lately but I bought two pork roasts and wanted to make sure the second one didn't go bad

So, I whipped out the trusty slow cooker again.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pulled Pork

This has got to be the most retardedly easy recipe in the whole wide world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Potato Salad

One of my favourite things in the whole wide world is potato salad.  It's one of those things which, when made properly, is absolutely amazing... but when it's not made properly it's absolutely vile.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm no professional...

Not even close. Hell, I scrape by with patience and swearing. Lots of swearing. BUT, the cake is done.

Here are the rest of the pictures!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fondant is hard!

No, not physically. The marshmallow fondant I made the other day turned out quite pliable and nice... but I'm thinking that I rolled it too thin because lifting it from the counter proved to be problematic.

Still, I stuck with it and I have the first two thirds or so of my son's birthday cake finished.

I am very glad I baked the cakes last week. White cake with lemon! And I made the buttercream today. Just plain vanilla buttercream. I've discovered that lemon icing with lemon cake = too much lemon! Lemon is good and all, but this proves to be a lemon sensory overhaul!

So, anyway, I brought the cakes to the dining room table and held my breath as I carved it.   Little pieces, bit by bit, until it looked just right.

Then, to the kitchen.

Three hours later and I have something to show for my efforts, but it's by no means finished just yet.

Here are the progress pictures so far!

Just as a note: this is supposed to be the Lightning McQueen at the  very very end of the movie when he shows up with his racing mixed with Radiator Springs paint job. It's probably an easier design than his standard paint job but not too basic. I'm sure the kids will know who the cake is supposed to be :P